William (Hank) Murrah

Assistant Professor

photo of William (Hank) Murrah

Office: 4064 Haley

Department: Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology

Campus Mail: 4036 Haley Center

Email: send an email

Phone: (334) 844-3806

Academic Areas

Educational Psychology

Educational Research, Measurement, and Assessment


M.Ed. in Counseling, 1997, University of Montevallo

B.S. in Psychology, 1994, University of Montevallo

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Virginia

Professional Experience

2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, Auburn University

2013 - 2016

Research Scientist, University of Virginia

2010 - 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia

Research Interests

Dr. Murrah' research interests focus on two primary areas: experimental design and
secondary data analysis. He has worked as a primary methodologist on four randomized
controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at promoting STEM related cognitive skills, student motivation, reading skills and socioemotional skills. His work with secondary data analysis focuses on using large-scale nationally representative data sets to understand the development of academic skills in disadvantaged and at-risk students.


  Hank Murrah's Research Website